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It is with mixed emotions that we announce, as of today, July 2, 2022, The Record will no longer be updating its website. For the immediate future, The Record will be on an extended hiatus and will not be accepting new contributions. Our editor-in-chief, Pranaya Rana, will, however, continue to write his wonderful weekly newsletter, Off the Record, which you can sign up for here.
Long-time readers of The Record will already be familiar with some of the financial challenges we have faced over the last year that led to our decision to pause publishing. We have decided to take a break to assess what kind of future The Record could and should have. We don’t yet have the answers, but we have several ideas. We welcome yours as well.
The website and its archives will remain live and available, free for all. Any financial contributions we continue to receive will go directly to supporting the cost of researching and writing the newsletter.
Though this is not a farewell, there are many people we would like to take a moment to thank. First, thank you to all of the exceptional people who have worked with us over the years. We are honored that you chose to spend your time with us. Thank you also to all of the immensely talented photographers, videomakers, and writers who chose to publish on The Record. You trusted us with your ideas and your words, and for that we are grateful. Only creators know what goes into getting a piece from concept to publication. We hope that we have done your work justice. Thank you as well to the many, many people who have supported us along the way, whether financially or through goodwill. We are deeply humbled by your generosity. Lastly, thank you, dear readers, for embracing what we had to say. Without you, there would have been no point to any of this.
We launched The Record with the belief that Nepal needed more independent journalism, We believe this even more strongly now. We are proud that The Record has stayed true to its mission to become a trusted source of information and analysis. The pieces published here have changed our understanding of Nepal, its past and its present. We hope, in some small way, they will go on to shape its future.
Thank you for reading.
Gyanu Adhikari and Kate Saunders
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